Corn flake-crusted chicken strips with honey-mustard sauce

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Crispy corn flake crusted chicken strips served with an easy honey-mustard dipping sauce is the perfect easy game day snack or casual appetizer.

Corn flake crusted chicken strips with honey mustard sauce

A while ago the kids asked me what my favorite food was as a kid. I told them that I used to absolutely love fast food chicken nuggets with the honey-mustard sauce that came with it and they immediately demanded I make them my version. And so I did. And you guys. It was SO good. And SO much better than what I ever remember eating as a child. I decided to use my trusty corn flake-crusting method I used on my Chicken Parm recipe  and made chicken strips (or chicken tenders, depending on where you live) instead of nuggets. But let’s get real, the sauce is what makes this.

It could also not be easier. I used a good quality shop-bought mayo, Dijon mustard as well as wholegrain mustard for that lovely warmth, honey and a good squeeze of lemon juice to add the right amount of zing. I’m not even lying to you, I could eat this just as is. It was completely addictive. But add crispy, crunchy, succulent chicken and you have a total masterpiece on your hands. This is, to me, the ultimate easy, casual snack/lunch/dinner and can you just imagine how great it would be on game day? Yes!!

Corn flake-crusted chicken strips with honey-mustard dipping sauce

How do I make crispy chicken tenders?

Using crushed corn flakes is a great way to add a lot of crunch to chicken tenders/strips. Because the corn flakes are already so crunchy, they become even more so when fried and make an excellent coating for chicken.

Coat chicken strips first in seasoned flour then in beaten egg and finally in crushed corn flakes. Fry in hot oil until golden brown and cooked through then drain and serve with honey-mustard sauce.

How do you make honey mustard sauce?

Combine mayonnaise, Dijon and wholegrain mustard, lemon juice, honey and salt in a bowl and mix well. Using good quality mayonnaise (home-made or Hellmann’s is my preference) and mustard is key to creating a delicious dipping sauce.

What sides to eat with chicken tenders?

Corn flake-crusted chicken strips with honey-mustard dipping sauce

 

5 from 2 votes
Corn flake crusted chicken strips with honey mustard sauce
Corn flake-crusted chicken strips with honey-mustard sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Crispy corn flake crusted chicken strips served with an easy honey-mustard dipping sauce is the perfect easy game day snack or casual appetizer.
Course: Chicken, chicken nuggets, Chicken strips, Dinner, Easy Recipe, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken strips, chicken tenders, crispy chicken tenders, honey mustard sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
for the corn flake-crusted chicken
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into long strips
  • 1 cup flour seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 cups corn flakes crushed
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • oil for frying
for the honey mustard dipping sauce
  • 1 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard
  • 2-3 teaspoons honey to taste
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. To make the chicken strips, place the seasoned flour, egg and corn flake crumbs in separate bowls. Add the paprika, oregano, salt and pepper to the corn flake crumbs and mix well.
  2. Coat the chicken strips first in the flour, then in egg and then in the corn flake crumbs. For an extra thick coating, you could repeat the egg and corn flake steps but you might need more of both egg and corn flakes.
  3. When all the chicken is coated, heat enough oil to fry them in a deep frying pan/skillet.
  4. Fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides and cooked through.
  5. Remove from the oil and allow to drain on a piece of kitchen paper.
  6. To make the honey mustard dipping sauce, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  7. Serve the hot chicken strips with the honey-mustard dipping sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Corn flake-crusted chicken strips with honey-mustard sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 159mg 53%
Sodium 1343mg 56%
Potassium 500mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 8.1%
Vitamin C 5.2%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 28.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Showing 17 comments
  • Sabrina
    Reply

    Looking So Awesome and Yummy Recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely recipe.

  • Ashleigh
    Reply

    The boys are home from boarding school and I think this will be the perfect Friday supper for them tonight quick and simple have just printed it off can’t wait. I am sure this is going to beat my crusted chicken strips recipe love the addition of the paprika and oregano. I just throw aromat into my breadcrumbs for flavour and have never used cornflakes so here goes!!

  • Maria
    Reply

    I’m really inspired to make for my family. Thank you for sharing the corn flake crusted chicken strips and I’m also loved it.

  • Emily
    Reply

    Have to save this to try soon! I am a fan of fried chicken! And of course, I seem to love your honey mustard sauce! Thanks & Merry Christmas!

  • Sabrina Zaragoza
    Reply

    i try to do it yesterday and something was wrong with the sauce. May be i’ll try another day. Thanks for your recipe!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Hi Sabrina. I’m so sorry about that, what went wrong?

  • Reply

    These look so much better than fast food Alida! I love the crunchy crust and I love the dipping sauce. My son Casey would be drooling over these!

    • Alida Ryder
      Reply

      Thanks Mary Ann! That dippin sauce is everything!

  • Jamie
    Reply

    Hahaha I too used to love “that place” but your chicken looks way better than theirs ever did.

  • Barbara
    Reply

    Those chicken strips looks so good. Great meal for kids too.

  • Jenni
    Reply

    I am obsessed with honey-mustard anything so this is right up my street. Thanks for sharing!

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